Sin City has so much more to offer than cheap thrills and not so cheap hotel fare. We personally prefer a great bar to any club, any given night of the week, but hey, that’s just us. If you find yourself looking for a good time and craving a more dive-y, kitschy, or classic experience, take a chance on one, or all, of these gems.
- Artifice- Arts District
Relaxed and effortlessly sophisticated, Artiface stands at the forefront of the Art District acting as a local staple. With great cocktails, a decent draft list, and a fantastic music selection there's a reason for anyone to be here. Oh, and did I mention they host karaoke every Wednesday night?
- Atomic Liquors- Downtown
As one of the longest standing bars downtown, this place is a must. With exciting cocktails and plenty of places to sit and enjoy them, feel the blast from the past that this mellow environment has to offer. Also, don't laugh, but check out the sweet bathrooms.
- The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan- The Strip
A more upscale experience without a doubt.
Try the Verbena. It's memorable in the sense that it's one of the most unique journeys our tastebuds have ever gone on. Literally!
- Corduroy- Downtown
Cool vibes, well-balanced drinks, and a 360 degree photo room. Need we say more?
- Cornish Pasty Co.- Arts District
Mainly a restaurant, but their bar is not to be missed. Who can say no to pool and $4 Irish Car Bombs?
- Dino's Lounge- Downtown
Every local's favorite dive. Come for the relaxed experience, stay because you took too many tequila shots.
- Downtown Cocktail Room- Downtown
Completely hidden off of Fremont and Las Vegas Blvd, finding this place might be a slight challenge, but it will be well worth it when you do.
- Frankie's Tiki Room- Downtown
The original Las Vegas tiki experience. Needless to say, the place fills up fast!
- The Golden Tiki- Chinatown
Disneyland-esque tiki. Try anything on the menu with dole whip soft serve in it, and please blow out the fire atop your dark and stormy before indulging.
- Herbs and Rye- Spring Valley
Hands down in the top 5 on our list of best bars in Vegas. The cocktails are next level, the food is some of the best in the city, but the service --that's what is truly impeccable.
- The Laundry Room- Downtown
Our favorite speakeasy. Tucked within Commonwealth on East Fremont Street and only seating a few at a time, click the link and find your way to their text line to make reservations.
- Oddfellows- Downtown
Ouija boards, themed nights and a dancehall that beats anywhere else in town. Wear comfy shoes!
- Park on Fremont- Downtown
If you find yourself on East Fremont, chances are you'll end up in the belly of this stunning spot. We'll leave this one somewhat of a surprise. But, may we suggest you have a couple "Pillowtalks" and enjoy the adult seesaw out back. Just please, bring a spotter.
- ReBAR- Arts District
Newly settling into the Arts District, you'll find the externally subtle, ReBar. However, inside you could make some friends and purchase some knick knacks all while enjoying a tasty drink. Antique store meets dive-bar, *hums My Favorite Things*, this place is delightfully cozy and altogether a unique experience.
- Sand Dollar- Spring Valley
Since 1976 they've built a stellar rapport with locals and those within the industry with live music, great drinks, and a spectacular liquor selection.
- Starboard Tack- East Side
Set sail with one of the best dives in Vegas. With a selection of over 200 rums, video poker, and some of the friendliest and most knowledgable staff you could ask for, this place is great for anything from a mid-afternoon lunch to a 3am nightcap.
- Velveteen Rabbit- Arts District
With not a detail missed and a composed and unpretentious atmosphere, Velveteen will wow you the twentieth visit the same way they did on the first. Each cocktail is a delicious experience, tended to as art by their friendly and informative bartenders. And hey, not to mention they have killer decor and live music out back in the summertime.